Roger K. Lewis, RA, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an ArMel Scientifics Center for Technology & Public Policy Research Contributor on Urban Policy. His expertise spans architecture, education and the use of the mass media to encourage public involvement in policy and design issues. He is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Maryland, where he has taught for many years while at the same time conducting two parallel careers as a practicing architect and a prominent columnist for The Washington Post.
Professor Lewis’s long-running (since 1984), award-winning Post column, Shaping the City, has earned him a position as one of the most individual voices currently commenting on the American architectural and urban policy scene. His columns range in perspective from design issues to the sociological aspects of building and public space development, and their force as public communications is greatly enhanced by the addition of Professor Lewis’s cartoons, his use of which makes him one the most original arists working in the newspaper cartoon medium.
Professor Lewis’s architectural projects range from housing and schools to new communities. A graduate of MIT, he is a Design Excellence Peer Reviewer for the US Government and a trustee of the National Children’s Museum. His publications include Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession and The Growth Management Handbook.
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